Kouzin Bedlam are a band from Finland that plays a mixture of heavy, progressive and pop metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "Longing For The Incomplete" which will be released in December by Inverse Records.
Sounds of war start off the album along with some spoken word samples that are also used on later songs which leads up to a very heavy guitar sound and after the intro the music starts going for more of a melodic and symphonic metal sound which also brings in a huge amount of 80's influences along with some clean singing vocals that are very close to hair metal while the music is slightly heavier than that genre.
You can hear some heavy and power metal elements being mixed in with an 80's style AOR hard rock sound at times and the solos and leads the band uses also gives the songs more of a true metal edge and all of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them and there are also a few power ballads being added onto the recording as the album progresses.
At times acoustic guitars can be heard in certain sections of the recording and the band also mixes in modern symphonic and prog metal element s into an 80's style of hard rock and metal and one of the tracks also brings in elements of 90's alternative metal into the albums musical style while some of the other ones seem to be influenced by thrash and speed metal.
Kouzin Bedlam combines a variety of many different metal and rock style together and brings out a sound that is progressive, retro yet modern all at the same time, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover mythology, spirituality, psychological and philosophical themes.
In my opinion Kouzin Bedlam are a very great sounding mixture of heavy, progressive and pop metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Accusation Of Job" "Shadows In The Dark" "Return To The Caves" and "Longing For The Incomplete". 8 out of 10.